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ACA Annual Meeting May 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6pm to 8:30pm with reception following
Salvation Cafe Post & Beam Room, 140 Broadway, Newport, RI

Free and open to all artists, arts enthusiasts, art venues, and art organizations!

$10 donation suggested.


April 2017 Arts Around the Fire

Morgan Capodilupo, Artistic Director of Seaside Shakespeare Society

April 25th from 6-8pm
Salvation Café’s Post & Beam Room
140 Broadway, Newport

Seaside Shakespeare Society is a new organization which creates a welcoming space for actors of all abilities to celebrate their love of Shakespeare. Morgan is working on a new production of Macbeth for the summer season.

Join fellow citizens of the arts for a special Arts Under Fire, an opportunity for artists, writers, performers and audiences to engage with colleagues about events affecting the cultural community and learn about new ideas and good work being done.

Arts Around the Fire features a cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres donated by Salvation Café and an informal atmosphere where artists and art lovers can connect. Please join us, free, utterly informal, no reservations needed.

The Alliance thanks Salvation Café for their hospitality.

Arts Behind the Scenes: Green Animals Topiary Garden

Arts Behind the Scenes: Green Animals Topiary Garden
in cooperation with The Preservation Society of Newport County

Thursday, May 25, 2017
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Come and hear from the historic garden’s Chief Horticulturist and other staff about the structure and design of a topiary as well as how the styles of management and materials used have changed over time.

In addition they will discuss how they maintain this seven-acre estate property, with more than 80 topiaries, formal flower beds, a vegetable garden, orchards and more.

Tickets for this “Arts Behind the Scenes” event are $10 for ACA members, $12 for the general public. Space is limited to 25 attendees, and advance registration is required. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Proceeds support the ACA’s mission to promote and advance arts and culture in Newport County.

Event Tickets

Green Animals Topiary Garden is located at 380 Cory’s Lane in Portsmouth. For more information about Green Animals and about The Preservation Society of Newport County, visit

ACA Summer Soirée, July 17, 2017

The ACA’s Summer Soirée

Monday, July 17 at 6pm – 8pm Rain or Shine

The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina
72 Washington St.
Newport, RI 02840.

Tickets are limited and will be $40 in advance and $50 at the door! (if available).

Event TIckets

Live Music – Silent Auction

Cocktails, Wines, Beers, and Hors d’oeuvres

The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina is located in the quiet historic district, The Point. It is a perfect waterfront location with an amazing wraparound piazza which affords magnificent views of Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge. An article in the Boston Journal of August 9, 1870 calls it ‘the most elegantly finished house ever built in Newport’ and the house is now on the ‘National Register of Historic Places.’

An early work of the Boston architects, Fehmer and Emerson, this house is exceptional for its interior decoration in the Pompeian style. Irregular in shape, the house is excellently adapted for summer living along the shore. The surrounding open porches further establish the relationship to the sea.

The sunsets from the Piazza are a spectacular delight and this porch has become a virtual Newport Icon.

For more information on The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina, click here.

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